Senior lawmaker stresses importance of Leader’s notion of “heroic flexibility”

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator described the recent remarks and guidelines of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei concerning “heroic flexibility” as a highly important diplomatic tactic.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that he has long held belief in “heroic flexibility” in domestic and foreign policy, but he also cautioned that the tactic which is very necessary on some occasions should only be practiced after one gathers deep insight about the nature of his/her rivals and their goals.

Following the leader’s remarks, member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar said, “Any kind of flexibility vis-à-vis the enemy should be accompanied with prowess and dignity, hence it should not be thought that the Supreme Leader by heroic flexibility means giving up the Iranian nation’s goals.”

Jokar said as the Supreme Leader supported the previous governments, his yesterday guidelines for President Hassan Rouhani’s administration should be seen as a support for Rouhani’s policies.

The Supreme Leader yesterday underlined his support for correct and logical moves on the scenes of foreign and domestic policy.

“I agree with the issue that I called some years ago as heroic flexibility since this move is highly good and necessary on certain occasions, but with commitment to one main condition,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing high-ranking commanders and veterans of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran.

He described apprehending the opposite side’s nature and gathering a correct understanding of his goal-setting as the main condition for using the heroic flexibility tactic, and said, “A technical wrestler also shows flexibility for technical reasons sometimes, but he would never forget who his rival is and what his main goal is.”

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the necessity of complete loyalty to Islam and revolution values, saying whoever is more loyal to the main message of the Islamic Revolution and can analyze the enemies’ plots and behavior within the framework of the hegemonic system’s challenge with the Islamic Revolution will be further exposed to the arrogant powers’ fury and wrath.

By Fars News Agency


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